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The Boarding House

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    RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • American (New), Wine Bar, Vegetarian-Friendly
  • 720 N Wells St, Chicago IL60654 41.8954568 -87.6344074
  • (At W Superior St)
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  • (312) 280-0720
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Dining Room

Appetizers

Cauliflower Bisque golden raisin & caper tapenade   10.00
Housemade Tagliatelle cauliflower, fresh garbanzos, lemon  15.00 25.00
Maplebrook Farms Burrata poached pears, hazelnut vinaigrette, la quercia prosciutto   16.00
Ahi Tuna Crudo hearts of palm, teardrop tomatoes, cilantro chili oil   16.00
Boarding House Salad mixed greens, cherries, candied walnuts, french feta cheese, champagne vinaigrette   10.00
Shaved Vegetable Salad sugar snaps, arugula, fennel, sundried tomato vinaigrette   10.00
Beets & Goat Cheese baby beets, herbed goat cheese, pistachios, candied zest, pumpernickel, basil   13.00
Hen Egg & Polenta Fries fried egg, bechamel sauce, pecorino cheese, burgundy truffles   14.00
Braised Octopus fingerling potatoes, grilled frisee, nicoise vierge, squid ink vinaigrette   13.00
Merguez Stuffed Calamari smoking goose merguez sausage, flageolet beans, harissa   15.00

Entrees

Autumn Risotto roasted butternut squash, spiced pepitas, sweet cream   21.00
Half Amish Chicken honey & zatar glaze, eggplant puree, eggplant ragout, tahini vinaigrette   26.00
Seared Faroe Island Salmon fregola sarda, honey-glazed thumbelina carrots, swiss chard   27.00
Seared Scallops kohlrabi, concord apple, pickled mustard seeds, guanciale   30.00
Seared Sturgeon lentils, bacon, artichoke barigoule, carrot gremolata   32.00
Venison Loin grilled new zealand venison loin, rutabaga puree, bacon, currants   34.00
Berkshire Pork Chop white cheddar grits, roasted brussel sprouts, apple mostarda   31.00
Grilled Flat Iron Steak roasted german butterball potatoes, shallot jam, garlic confit butter   28.00
Dakota Lamb Chops red wine braised cipollini onions, rapini, rye gnocchi   38.00

Desserts

Banana Bread Pudding vanilla ice cream, rum creme anglaise   9.00
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Sandwich cream cheese & bourbon caramel filling   9.00
Chocolate Bar flourless chocolate cake, chocolate crunch,chocolate bourbon ice cream   10.00
Pear & Cranberry Cobbler mick klug pears, cranberries, bobtail vanilla ice cream   9.00
Julia's Carrot Cake cream cheese frosting, candied walnuts, sweet carrot reduction   8.00
Sorbet    6.00

 

Vegetarian Menu

Appetizers

(VG, GF).

Cauliflower Bisque golden raisin & caper tapenade   10.00
Shaved Vegetable Salad sugar snaps, arugula, fennel, sundried tomato vinaigrette   10.00
Mixed Green Salad teardrop tomatoes, english cucumber, champagne vinaigrette   10.00
Tomato Tartare chili, cilantro, cucumber   8.00

Entrees

Housemade Tagliatelle garbanzos, cauliflower, pickled lemon  15.00 25.00
Sauteed Greens (vg, gf). roasted german butterball potatoes, red wine braised cipollini onion   12.00
Mushroom Ragout (vg, gf). creamy grits, chimichurri   12.00

 

Bar Menu

Appetizers

Cauliflower Bisque golden raisin & caper tapenade   10.00
Housemade Tagliatelle cauliflower, fresh garbanzos, lemon  15.00 25.00
Ahi Tuna Crudo hearts of palm, teardrop tomatoes, cilantro chili oil   16.00
Maplebrook Farms Burrata minted plums, hazelnut vinaigrette, la quercia prosciutto   16.00
Boarding House Salad mixed greens, cherries, candied walnuts, french feta cheese, champagne vinaigrette   10.00
Shaved Vegetable Salad sugar snaps, arugula, fennel, sundried tomato vinaigrette   12.00
Beets & Goat Cheese baby beets, herbed goat cheese, pistachios, candied zest, pumpernickel, basil   13.00
Hen Egg & Polenta Fries fried egg, bechamel sauce, pecorino cheese, burgundy truffles   14.00
Braised Octopus fingerling potatoes, grilled frisee, nicoise vierge, squid ink vinaigrette   13.00
Merguez Stuffed Calamari smoking goose merguez sausage, flageolet beans, harissa   15.00

Cheese And Charcuterie

Cheese Board capriole sofia (goat) indiana, delices de borgogne (cow) france, mont st francis (goat) indiana, timber coulee (sheep) wisconsin, bohemian blue (sheep) wisconsin   22.00
Charcuterie Board la quercia prosciutto, les trois petits cochons chorizo, west loop salumi coppa   16.00
Cheese & Charcuterie Board la quercia speck, country style pate, smoking goose sopressata, delice de bourgogne, montgomery’s farmhouse cheddar, flora nelle blue   28.00

Pizza

Pizza Margherita tomato sauce, fresh basil   12.00
Bacon & Caramelized Onion Pizza bacon, caramelized onions, goat cheese   14.00
Shrimp Pizza lemon & garlic shrimp, white sauce   14.00
Mushroom Pizza truffle butter, wild mushrooms, pecorino cheese   14.00
Sausage Pizza italian sausage, basil, house-made giardiniera   14.00
Summer Corn Pizza queso fresco, lime crema, serrano chili peppers, cilantro   14.00

Entrees

Autumn Risotto roasted butternut squash, spiced pepitas, sweet cream   21.00
Half Amish Chicken honey & zatar glaze, eggplant puree, eggplant ragout, tahini vinaigrette   26.00
Seared Faroe Island Salmon honey-glazed thumbelina carrots, fregola sarda, swiss chard   27.00
Scallops pancetta, sunchoke puree, brussels sprouts, lemon zest   29.00
Seared Sturgeon lentils, bacon, artichoke barigoule, carrot gremolata   31.00
Grilled New Zealand Venison Loin rutabaga puree, bacon, currants   34.00
Berkshire Pork Chop white cheddar grits, roasted brussel sprouts, apple mostarda   31.00
Grilled Flat Iron Steak roasted german butterball potatoes, shallot jam, garlic confit butter   28.00
Dakota Lamb Chops red wine braised cipollini onions, rapini, rye gnocchi   38.00

Sides & Such

Mediterranean Olives orange, rosemary   4.00
Jaffa Hummus shallots, cumin, lemon juice, house made crackers   6.00
Black Bean Hummus black beans, garlic, tahini   6.00
Beluga Lentil & Quinoa Salad tarragon, champagne vinegar, olive oil   5.00
House-Made Fries    5.00

 

Signature Cocktails $12

Sample Menu

The Dirty Bird peach liqueur, orange juice, fresh mint, sparkling wine   
Curl Up & Rye rittenhouse rye whiskey, st. germaine, punta e mes   
Mumford & Daniel San rittenhouse rye, sake, chamomile-honey syrup, yuzu citrus, egg white, creole bitters   
The Juice tito’s vodka, kappa pisco, lillet rinse, club soda   
Grow A Pear beefeater gin, pear brandy, sage infused simple syrup, ginger beer   
J. Perry’s Moscow Mule tito’s vodka, ginger beer, lime juice, orange bitters   
Midnight Manhattan buffalo trace bourbon, amaro nonino, fino sherry, old fashioned bitters   
Straight Up Shady hennessey black cognac, st. germain, jepson’s malort, orange juice   
Teacher’s Lounge del maguey vida mezcal, oloroso sherry, cherry heering, grapefruit bitters   

Bottled Beer

Sample Menu

Stella Artois, Pale Lager leuven, belgium   6.00
Brooklyn Brewery, Black Chocolate Stout brooklyn, new york   7.00
Anchor Brewing, IPA san francisco, california   6.00
Ayinger, Ur-Weisse aying, germany   7.00
Saison Dupont, Farmhouse Ale tourpes, belgium   7.00
Augustiner Munich Helles classic light lager, germany   6.00
Miller Lite milwaukee, wisconsin   5.00
La Socaradda, Cervesa gastro-ale, spain   12.00

Wines By The Glass

Sample Menu

Champagne & Sparkling

Scarpetta, Timido, Brut Rose friuli, italy   13.00
Raventos I Blanc, L’hereu Brut Reserva conca del riu anoia, barcelona, spain   14.00

White

Complices De Loire, Sauvignon Blanc touraine, france 2012   10.00
Casale Marchese, Frascati Superiore lazio, italy 2012   11.00
Granbazan, Albarino, Etiqueta Verde galicia, spain 2013   13.00
Remo Farina, Bianco Di Custoza veneto, italy 2012   11.00
Balthasar Ress, Riesling rheingau, germany 2012   12.00
Loimer, Gruner Veltliner kamptal, austria 2012   14.00
Deforville, Ca Del Buc, Chardonnay piedmont, italy 2013   13.00
Shea Wine Cellars, Shea Vineyard, Chardonnay willamette valley, oregon 2010   15.00

Red

Domaine Montrose, Rose cotes de thongue, languedoc-roussillon, france 2013   9.00
Talbott Vineyards, Logan, Pinot Noir sleepy hollow vineyard, santa lucia highlands, monterey 2012   14.00
Red Car Wine Company, Pinot Noir sonoma coast, california 2012   22.00
Poderi Ruggeri Corsini, Barbera D’Alba piedmont, italy 2011   13.00
Chateau De Pierreux, Gamay brouilly, beaujolais 2012   13.00
Ataide Semedo, Baga-Touriga Nacional bairrada, portugal 2011   13.00
Tikal, Patriota, Malbec-Bonarda mendoza, argentina 2012   16.00
Turley Wine Cellars, Cinsault bechtoldt vineyard, lodi 2012   14.00
Jason Stephen, Cabernet Sauvignon santa clara valley, california 2010   12.00
Sparkman Cellars, "Wilderness Blend" columbia valley, washington 2011   19.00

 

(VG) Vegan, (GF) Gluten Free
The Boarding House
720 N Wells St
At W Superior St
(312) 280-0720
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